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  • Stay safe from scammers

    With ongoing reports of tax debt scams, we’re reminding taxpayers to be careful if they receive a strange call about their tax.

    We’re seeing more people fall victim to these scams, which tell them they have a tax debt and that they face arrest if they don’t pay it straight away.

    We’ve just launched an advertising campaign, warning the community to look out for tax scams. We’re encouraging them to contact us or their registered tax professional if they’re not sure if an ATO interaction is genuine.

    Remind your clients that we’ll never:

    • threaten them with immediate arrest, jail or deportation
    • request payment of a debt via iTunes, Google Play cards or other vouchers
    • insist they stay on the phone until a payment is made
    • prevent them from discussing their tax affairs with you.

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    Last modified: 23 Nov 2020QC 64207